Non Surgical Procedures

Non Surgical / Chemical Skin Peel


There are two types of chemical used in this procedure, depending upon the type of skin problems that you have. Your Surgeon or

 

Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner will fully assess you skin and will guide you as well as explain the benefits precautions risks, before and aftercare instructions and other important information at consultation.

 

Chemical peel uses a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of your facial skin by removing the damaged outer layers. It can be useful if you have fine wrinkles, facial blemishes and/or uneven skin pigmentation, such as that caused by sun exposure.

 

  • Alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA)
    AHAs are found in plants and foods such as citrus fruits, apples, grapes, sugar cane and sour milk.
    This treatment is considered a gentle peel, so a series of peels may be needed. AHA peels can improve the texture of sun-damaged skin, it can help smooth rough and dry skin and can help with certain types of acne. It can also be mixed with bleaching agent to correct pigmentation problems and be used as TCA pre-treatment.
  • Tricloracetic acid (TCA)
    TCA is most commonly used for medium-depth peeling.

    TCA peels can improve fine surface wrinkles by smoothing them out. Removes superficial blemishes, corrects pigmentation problems.Can be used on neck or other body areas May require pre-treatment with Retin-A or AHA creams treatment takes only 10-15 minutes. Preferred for darker-skinned patients Peel depth can be adjusted and repeat treatment may be needed to maintain results.

Sunblock must be used for several months.

 

The area is cleansed thoroughly to remove any surface oils after which the chemical peel is then carefully applied.

 

How do I find out more or book a consultation.

 

The first step is to have some information sent, or call us on 0845 3011 510 to book a consultation with a member of our friendly team.

 

We can answer any questions that you may have and we can send you procedure information via email or by post. Alternatively we can book you a consultation.

 

Contact us on: 0845 3011 510
Email us on: info@harleystreetcosmeticsurgerypartners.com

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Within minutes you will experience a warm sensation, this lasts for a few minutes and is quickly relieved with cold compresses.
At this point you can normally go home.

 

By day 3 and 4 your skin will start to feel tight and will start to shed.

 

Within 5 - 7 days you will see smoother pinker skin beginning to emerge.

 

Very rarely, you may experience some swelling, especially around the eyes for the first two days, but this will subside quickly.

 

The amount of improvement you will see will depend on the initial condition of your skin. It is estimated that the maximum improvement achievable from this treatment is 50-85% most people consider their results quite dramatic.

 

Your Surgeon or Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner will fully assess your skin and will guide you as well as explain the benefits precautions risks, before and aftercare instructions and other important information at consultation.


Our Surgeons are extremely experienced MBBS MSc FRCS Ed FRCS (Plast) Fully accredited members of BAAPS & BAPRAS. Your surgeon will give you expert advice, put your mind at rest and answer any questions, he will thoroughly discuss, the surgical method, expectations, benefits, precautions, recovery time, any possible side effects, and other important information. We understand that this is a big decision for you, and we want you to be totally happy that its the right thing to do before committing to the procedure booking